OMRON Asia Pacific, a global leader in industrial automation solutions across Asia Pacific, has announced the launch of the world’s first ‘Robotics Integrated Controller’. It perfectly synchronizes automation technology so customers can improve the speed and accuracy of their production, simulate entire production equipment without having to deploy physical equipment, simplify maintenance, and reduce time-to-market during the design, planning, commissioning, and changeover processes. With this, OMRON is now able to provide a highly automated manufacturing site which does not require over-dependency on human resources due to the COVID-19 circumstances.
At the heart of the new platform is a new machine controller, which offers real-time synchronization between all automation equipment, including robots, vision components, drives, and safety equipment. The new NJ501-R controller is based on OMRON’s industry leading NJ series of machine controllers for industrial automation. By using the ‘Robotic Integrated Controller’, it has become possible to automate advanced and complex manual work that had been previously completed by human workers. Also, users may now simulate the design and modification of production facilities in a virtual environment, establish equipment, and conduct maintenance remotely.